I absolutely love prawns. And apart from making them grilled or having prawn in pasta dishes, I also enjoy coconut-based Indian shrimp curry dishes. I make prawn curry just like Meen moilee ( a Kerala style coconut-based shrimp curry recipe that is super tasty). I also love Goan prawn curry with its taste of coconut milk and kokum. Today I am sharing Mangalorean prawn curry recipe. This prawn curry recipe is Malvani style which is a coastal style of cooking in Mangalore. It’s a favourite of mine.
Here’s how to make this delicious prawn curry recipe that is also very simple to make:
Mangalorean Prawn Curry | Tasty Shrimp Curry Recipe
This Mangalorean Prawn curry is a tasty coconut shrimp curry that is absolutely finger licking delicious. Do try this easy recipe.
- 1/2 Kg. prawns shelled and deveined
For masala paste
- 2 onions large
- 1/2 coconut scraped
- 2 tbsp. garlic paste
- 6 red chillies
- 1/2 tsp. fenugreek seeds
- 1 tbsp. peppercorn
- 1 tbsp. cumin seeds
- 2 tbsp. coriander seeds
- Salt to taste
- 2 tbsp. oil
- 2 tbsp. tamarind paste
- 1.5 cups prawn stock or veg stock or water
Dry roast red chillies, fenugreek seeds, peppercorn, cumin seeds and coriander seeds for 2 minutes.
In a blender, blend together 1 onion, garlic paste, tamarind paste and all the roasted spices till you get a fine paste.
Now heat oil in a pan and fry this masala paste till the raw smell is gone. It took me about 15 minutes. Make sure that the masala paste does not burn.
Now add 1.5 cups prawn stock for more prawn flavour or any other stock or water to the masala.
Bring to a boil. Now add the prawns and cook for just about 2-3 minutes.
Turn off the heat and let the prawns soak in the flavour. Garnish with coriander leaves and serve hot with boiled rice or appams.
- Using prawn stock enhances the flavour of the curry but you can use plain water as well or veg or chicken stock if you so wish.
- I generally keep the shells and heads of the prawns when I devein them and make a quick broth by boiling them in water and straining.
- You can use the same recipe to make fish curry Mangalore style by using any firm fish. Just increase the cooking time suited to the fish you are using.
Your tasty Indian shrimp curry is ready to serve.
Have it with some rice or appams. And then all you will need is a nice sleep. You can also have it as a perfect dinner or lunch recipe with family or when entertaining friends.
Here are some more seafood recipes for you to try out. If you like the recipe do share with your friends.